Information, communication, and networking technologies create innovative ways to connect people, communities, organizations, and economies in the Information Society. New local and global opportunities emerge for people to associate and collaborate in a wide diversity of relationships. Networks offer highly flexible and versatile forms of association and organization across existing boundaries. Driving these networks is a continuous process of creating, exchanging and sharing information and knowledge. These innovations have a fundamental impact on how we work, think, and act.
The Network Institute’s research mission is to come to a better scientific understanding of the emerging networked world in all its technological, economic and social aspects, and to help further its proper development.
“Researching the networked world in all its social, technological and economic aspects”